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Estimating

& Purchasing

out-of-the-box thinking

DCBA’s Estimating and Purchasing Department manages the development of the procurement schedule, subcontractor bid forms, and scope of work narratives. After thorough subcontractor prequalification, bid solicitation, and proposal analysis, DCBA issues recommendations for award.

Estimating and Purchasing has longstanding relationships with premier subcontractors in the industry, ensuring that the most qualified and competitive contractors are being brought to the table during the estimating process. Our commitment to transparency and efficiency has resulted in a strong and robust subcontractor base.

DCBA strives to deliver a complete scope for each project, presenting the most accurate overall picture and minimizing any surprises and challenges that could arise throughout the job. Our goal is to propose the most accurate budget and a mutually acceptable deal that respects each client’s financial goals while pursuing an aggressive and achievable schedule.

Calls on a breadth of prior experience to understand the project in depth, and understands that there is more than one correct way to accomplish a goal

Integrates our Operations staff into the estimating process to draw on similar project experience and chose the right partners, vendors, and timeline for each job

Creatively and efficiently analyzes opportunities to expedite the schedule, produce financial savings, and incorporate long lead items into the schedule to minimize downtime

Every aspect of their performance on the project met or exceeded my expectations, and I would highly recommend them to anyone. Their work was professional, executing a myriad of tasks, all accomplished per the schedule with little to no direct input for supervision from me. They acted autonomously, always pushing for what was in Genzyme’s best interest, and working hard to provide a true turnkey solution to our needs. I was extremely pleased with my first experience with your team and will pass on my impressions and strong endorsement to my clients here at Genzyme.

Louis Traglia
Genzyme, Sanofi Corporation

DC Beane’s management of trade contractors, project controls, and client interface ensured successful delivery of the project in line with BMS expectations and business objectives. DC Beane proved to be an asset to Bristol Myers Squibb for the project. They successfully applied sound construction principles during the project implementation and effectively interacted with Bristol Myers Squibb. With this in mind, I strongly recommend DC Beane for General Contracting services in the eastern Massachusetts area.

Adam Dragolic
Bristol Myers Squibb

Since the first introduction, I have called on DC Beane and Associates for a wide variety of critical projects. They range in size and complexity but they were all handled by creating a driven, focused, team environment. This environment was there for the client’s best interests and the project’s goals. This is the methodology that I embraced and counted on. I was touring a lab and office renovation project when it became clear that the project had been executed in such a way that the occupants were all very pleased with the orchestration, execution, and most importantly communication. Lab renovations can be run effectively from a cost, schedule, and quality view and DC Beane did just that, but rarely in my experience do they go well in the eyes of occupants. When I needed to take ownership of a site’s critical manufacturing facility project, I called upon DC Beane. Their project team organized, refocused, and executed this critical company project. The project sponsor gave a testimonial based on the professionalism, drive, nature, and results of the project.

Jeffery Ball
Former VP of Global Capital Projects for Genzyme, Sanofi Corporation; Current Senior Vice President, Global Head, Network Strategy and Operational Excellence, CSL Behring

Joe Gaiko and the rest of the team have done well to provide clear scope at the time of pricing and are proactive in the coordination and scheduling phase of the project. DC Beane has always paid within the terms of contract, and it has been a pleasure to do business with them. We would be happy to partner with them on any laboratory construction project.

Matthew Teal
New England Laboratory Casework Co. Inc

Working with DC Beane and Associates has been a pleasure and I look forward to future projects with them. In particular, they bring the following points of value to a project team: Preconstruction strengths in budgeting, scheduling, and risk mitigation. Building impact and shutdown oversights. Close coordination within occupied and active laboratory environments. Professional and knowledgeable staff. High levels of safety awareness in both laboratory and construction related items.

Phil Memmott
Harvard Business School

I want to thank you for everything you did to help us with the upgrading and renovations of our pilot manufacturing plant. The cell culture suit and downstream purification areas are fully operational and now only the fill/finish facility remains to be completed. David Beane and his company have been instrumental in helping us with this project. It will have a very positive impact on many people who are less fortunate than we are.

John McPherson
Genzyme, Sanofi Corporation

Your team did an excellent job managing the schedule and the phasing in place, which is always a difficult thing to do in an occupied lab building. The project staff was excellent in their communication and in scheduling each phase with my foreman. Without their expertise, this job would not have gone so smoothly.

Niall Black
J.M. Electrical Company, Inc.

We have been working with DC Beane and Associates since their formation. Our experience has been very positive. Both David and Joe focus on client service and managing their projects very aggressively and always with the client’s best interests in mind. As a subcontractor they are detailed in their approach and communicate schedule and deliverables clearly and efficiently. The bulk of our experience has been in the higher education and life science sectors where quality, detail, and schedule are keys to success. We have enjoyed our relationship and look forward to continuing to do so for many years to come.

Brian Potter
T.G. Gallagher

Our association with David Beane goes back to projects at Whitehead Institute in the early 1990’s and as recently has the Harvard LISE project. We have watched him grow in this industry to become one of its truly respected leaders. During his twenty plus years in the field as he developed not only the technical skills necessary but also has mastered the administrative techniques that insure successful projects.

Paul Harrington
E.M. Duggan

Charles P. Blouin, Inc. does a fair amount of life sciences work and can attest to the fact that working as a subcontractor for DC Beane and Associates has always been a good experience. We have done several projects together over the last few years. I can whole heartedly recommend DC Beane and Associates as a construction manager or general contractor on any type of project.

Joseph F. Cullen II
Charles P. Blouin, Inc.

I have had the pleasure to work with the DC Beane organization through the planning and execution of multiple Genzyme construction and renovation projects over the past ten years. In all instances David Beane and his staff create and nurture a focused and driven team environment whose sole purpose is to deliver on project expectations and timelines. The DC Beane staff remains visible, engaged, and exerts sound technical and managerial competencies to advance the project and bring solutions to obstacles which arise. Further, they challenge assumptions, think beyond the obvious, and utilize effective progress-tracking tools to monitor, communicate and promote progress in a transparent and candid manner. In short and in my experience, I have found to be an enabling asset which has been instrumental in achieving our construction related project goals.

Kenneth P. Karey, Ph. D
Genzyme, Sanofi Corporation

DC Beane was hired to manage the construction of multiple large roof replacements located at the Corporate Headquarters of Liberty Mutual Insurance Company in Boston, Massachusetts. The project team overcame numerous challenges and implemented many countermeasures to successfully complete this project. DC Beane did a great job to demonstrate safety and attention to detail which is critical in every project.

Andrew DelPrete
Liberty Mutual Insurance Company

DC Beane is comprised of consummate professionals who understand the importance of teamwork and attention to detail to ensure the success of a project. Our experience with them was a refreshing and enjoyable one which was ultimately reflected in the success of the project. We look forward to the opportunity with Joe and his team again in the near future.

Sherwood A. Butler, III
TRIA

In my 32 years of association with Southeastern Metal Fabricators, I have known David for close to 30 of those years, a relationship that grew out of respect for one another. My admiration for David goes beyond that of his personal commitment and knowledge of this industry; but also, to him as a loyal and dedicated professional. David brings a level of energy and enthusiasm on a project such that it inspires those involved to be productive, which in turn delivers favorable results.

Elio Roffo
Southeastern Metal Fabricators, Inc.

DC Beane recently completed a fast tracked 40,000 sq. foot occupied lab renovation project requiring challenging multi-phased construction schedule in which each phase relying on the previous phase being completed on time in order to ensure ongoing laboratory operations were unaffected. DC Beane was able to meet these challenges by adapting to design changes and working with the design team to provide effective solutions to minimize the schedule impact.

Leo Bedard
Genzyme, Sanofi Corporation

As a subcontractor, J & M Brown would not only be delighted to work for DC Beane, we would be able to offer our services at the most competitive levels possible due to the effective and state-of-the-art management techniques this his firm employs along with Mr. Beane’s personal reputation for being a man of his words and his ability to deliver what he promises. These are all characteristics greatly appreciated and not taken for granted in this industry.

David W. Noon
J & M Brown Company, Inc.

DC Beane manages projects with attention to detail, proper planning, and scheduling and procurement of quality subcontractors. We have performed approximately one million dollars of plumbing, HVAC, and fire protection work for this firm within the last two years. They have always paid invoices in a timely manner, have had the best regard for safety, all while keeping the client’s best interests foremost on each project.

John C. Cannistraro
J.C. Cannistraro, LLC

The entire DCBA team worked diligently to meet schedule and budget constraints on this phased project. Their daily coordination with the end users and occupants within the building and directly adjacent to the work areas was a key to the success of the project.

Susan Countryman
LabCorp

Together we worked through the end user coordination, numerous clarification requests, and critical path decisions. I found DCBA to be completely committed to the project and their decisions always had MGH’s best interests in mind. The entire DCBA team worked diligently to meet schedule and budget constraints on this phased project. The coordination with the end users and Buildings and Grounds for work impacting occupants within the building and directly adjacent to the work areas was a key success of the project.

Kevin Gaffney
Partners HealthCare Systems, Inc.
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